Disasters

Pandemics

Over 2,000 people being isolated over Covid-19 concerns in Laos

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control of Laos has announced that it has been monitoring 2,212 people across Laos.Some 2,212 people have been quarantined at 31 accommodation centers across the country, Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under ...

Second round of Covid-19 vaccinations to begin this month

Medical workers and staff continue to face challenges in monitoring people at border crossings and providing assistance to returning workers affected by the pandemic.The second round of vaccinations will take place from mid March to early April. The first vaccinations were given to volunteer medical ...

Times Reporters

Covid-19 prevention measures to be followed strictly on Election Day; health official

Department of Hygiene and Health Promotion under the Ministry of Health has called for authorities responsible for the general election of the National Assembly and the Provincial People’s Councils to make sure Covid-19 prevention and control measures are strictly observed on Election Day – Feb ...

KPL

Govt ramps up border controls to prevent spread of Covid-19

The government is continuing to step up controls at border crossings to prevent people entering Laos illegally and avoiding checks that could stem the spread of Covid-19, the national virus control taskforce has announced.The move is part of ramped up measures being imposed until February ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos Begins Vaccinations for Over 600 Medical Workers

Laos has begun vaccinations for over 600 medical workers, led by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health today.According to a report by Lao National Radio, over 600 medical wokers and at-risk frontline workers have begun receiving vaccinations against Covid-19.The vaccinations took place at Mittaphap and ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy -

Russia provides Covid-19 vaccine to Laos

The Russian government has given the Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V to Laos, according to the Russian Embassy in Vientiane. Developed by the Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology, the vaccine is 91.4 percent effective in providing protection against Covid-19, he added. Almost one million ...

Times Reporters

Authorities ramp up Lao-Thai border checks to prevent virus spread

Local authorities have been urged to monitor border crossings to prevent people from entering Laos illegally from Thailand, to stem the spread of Covid-19 after a widespread outbreak in Thailand.As Thailand faces a second wave of Covid-19, many Lao workers are returning home, both legally ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Govt mulls plans to minimise impacts of pandemic

Economic issues, particularly ways to strengthen the economy while minimising the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, are among the most important issues being discussed at a government meeting which began in Vientiane on Thursday.The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, is being attended by ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Tests, treatment for coronavirus free for general public: authorities

Tests for Covid-19 and treatment for people who have contracted the virus are free for the general public but charges will be made for people engaged in certain areas of business.“Charges will be imposed on businesspeople and foreign nationals in Laos who are here for ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Great effort made to get vaccines for Lao people: Health Minister

We have put a lot of effort into working with the world community to prepare and get vaccines available for Lao people, Minister of Health Bounkong Sihavong told a press conference on Dec 31.  Worldwide, countries have developed up to 209 types of Covid-19 vaccine but ...

KPL

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